Radiofrequency technology has expanded significantly and is an essential part of our aesthetic clinic. Devices that harness this technology are used for clinical applications such as skin tightening, acne scars, cellulite improvement, subcutaneous fat reduction, hyperhidrosis, enlarged pores, rosacea, and improvement of crepey skin.
Radiofrequency micro-needling is a confident new technology that is now used in combination with our other aesthetic treatments. It is the combination of two methods previously used individually for skin rejuvenation, radiofrequency and micro-needling. This combination therapy, known as fractionated radiofrequency, is effective for improvement in acne and acne scars, as well as fine lines and wrinkles, both on and off the face. This treatment can be used for all skin types and is associated with minimal downtime and few complications.
Radiofrequency tightens the skin by thermal heating of the reticular dermis. This triggers the healing proses that lead to collagen formation. Tissue resistance of electrical current allows for variable impedance and rates of heat generation. New collagen, elastin, and blood vessel formation occur as skin surface temperatures reach 40° to 45°C. This increases the circulation and stimulation of elastin and collagen.
How Does RF needling Work?
The Medical Aesthetician will apply a local anesthetic cream 30- 40min before the treatment. After that, this will be removed from the area being treated. Your Aesthetician will determine the correct setting accordingly to each individual’s needs. The treatment duration is 15-20 min, depending on the area. During the procedure, you will feel a slight sensation of heat. This is due to the heat of the radio frequency. Some clients may experience a small needle prick sensation due to the gold plated needles. There are different needle depths and sizes for client individual needs.
We recommend 3-6 sessions every 4 weeks. This gives your skin ample time to produce additional collagen and elastin. Maintenance treatments should be performed for long-term results.
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All our photographs of before and after treatment results are examples only, and do not constitute an implied or any other kind of guarantee of the result of treatment procedures. Results can vary significantly between our clients. All our treatment results are subject to the individualizes of each client.
Furthermore, all treatment procedures carry potential risks and complications which are described in detail in our treatment consent forms. These may include but are not limited to, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, dissatisfaction with the result and the expense of further treatments to manage a complication (patient forms). If you have any questions regarding these potential risks and complications. Please discuss them with our doctors or aesthetic therapist prior to treatments.
Before undergoing a treatment, please be sure that you understand that YOUR actual results will likely VARY SIGNIFICANTLY from other patient’s results, including their BEFORE & AFTER photos.
This is quite important to understand — that EVEN when you feel that you look very similar to another client in their BEFORE images, your results will likely vary significantly — because you are a unique person. Every individual has NOT only a completely unique physique but also uniquely individualistic body healing capacities, scarring tendencies and recovery processes — some of which are unpredictable even in very-healthy patients who rest adequately and do ALL the other right things before and after their procedure.
Please be noted, our doctors and aesthetic therapists offer you our highest expertise in our aesthetic procedures.